16-05-2014 01:46 AM | Romania

Romania urged to stop farmland sale to foreigners

Romania's farmer associations Thursday called on the government to initiate efforts to stop the farmland sale to foreigners.

"Over one million (hectares) have already been sold to foreigners, and other two million are leased out to the same category," Laurentiu Baciu, president of the League of Associations of Agricultural Producers in Romania, told the National Conference of Farmers held in Bucharest.

Through the preemption right established through the recently-adopted law, also the leased areas will soon become the property of the current lessees, he underlined.
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